They were so brave, so very young Their journey had not yet begun. Blindly they marched into the guns To a last roll call at the setting sun. They had family and loved ones They all marched off as friends They left their homes full of hope Most would not be back again.
They pulled the gun carriages until they dropped
They carried messages and they got shot.
They searched out the unexploded mines
They saved lives a thousand times.
Spare a thought for the horse, pigeon, donkey dog and many more
Remember them, they all help us in times of war
Why Argue Both were brave Each had their own Principles to up Hold. Neither less than bold. One would carry a weapon The other a stretcher, no gun Both men died for their own held beliefs They were both lost and that loss brought much grief. ———
From the beginning of time up until now and way in to the future war prevails. I believe we will never be free of war.
What we can do is remember those who have given their health or their lives for us to hopefully live better lives. I say Thank You.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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16 thoughts on “Lest We Forget.”
With the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them
Yes we will , we must always remember them all 💜
Amen to this, Sis 💜
Thank you Sis ,💜
Thank you Beth 💜
Thank you for this extraordinarily powerful post, Willow.
I always feel moved to write a rememberance post each year Robbie 💜
Poor souls let them rest in peace.
Yes indeed 💜
Thank you, Willow.
So touching. Thank you for the good reminder, Willow. My brother is 100% disabled from Vietnam, and it was what gave me the heart to work with all sorts of children and adults with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges for the rest of my life. Yes, we are lucky when we live in times of peace.
Hi Anne, thank you , I am so glad you liked the post. I am always in awe of what the young men and women of both war generations gave up for us. Not to mention Vietnam, Afghanistan, Congo, Syria. Sadly there is always war, as we speak people are suffering wars evil clutches. I hope your brother is doing well, he obviously inspired you. We must never forget the dead or wounded of any war. We are lucky not to be directly affected by war as you say. Take care, I hope you and hubby are well.💜💜
My maternal grandfather fought in two world wars. Three of his children served in WW2. Both my godfathers fought in Asia and the Middle East. The London I grew up in was still scarred by war. The 11th of the 11th will alsways be special……
Yes indeed I can empathize with all you say 💜💜💜. I always try and write a rememberance poem ever year and I always will for as long as I can. I am grateful to your family 💜💜💜